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Using FAQ Categories to display FAQ lists using the Genesis Simple FAQs plugin

The quick overview for WordPress power users

How to display a list of FAQ questions from one FAQ category, using that category’s shortcode

  • Make an FAQ category: Dashboard > Simple FAQs > Categories
  • Make a set of FAQ questions and assign each FAQ to this category
  • Go back to: Dashboard > Simple FAQs > Categories and copy the shortcode for your chosen category
  • Paste that shortcode into any blog post or page

If you want more than one FAQ list…

The easiest way to display different FAQ lists on your site, using the Genesis FAQ plugin, is to organise those FAQ questions into categories.

You can then simply paste any category’s shortcode into any blog post or web page. Only questions assigned to that category will display in that list.

Genesis Simple FAQ Categories Tab
Genesis Simple FAQ Categories Tab

The Categories Tab in Genesis Simple FAQs

Go to Dashboard > Simple FAQs > Categories

  1. Type a name for your new category
  2. Type a slug for your new category
  3. Type a description for your new category
  4. To view a list of posts that have been assigned to a specific category, click the number listed in the “Count” column
  5. Copy and paste this shortcode into your web pages or blog posts. This will make all FAQs from that category display one above the other

Assign each FAQ question to an FAQ category

FAQ categories are independent of your normal WordPress categories.

But! You use them in just the same way. After you’ve made one or more categories, you’ll see the category tick boxes in the right hand of the editor when you make or edit any FAQ question. Just tick the box for your chosen category to place that FAQ question in that FAQ category.

Assign an FAQ question to an FAQ category
Assign an FAQ question to an FAQ category

How to display a list of FAQ questions from one FAQ category using that category’s shortcode

  • Make an FAQ category: Dashboard > Simple FAQs > Categories
  • Make a set of FAQ questions and assign each FAQ to this category
  • Go back to: Dashboard > Simple FAQs > Categories and copy the shortcode for your chosen category
  • Paste that shortcode into any blog post or page

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